White bugs on my sunflower...mealybugs maybe?
Hi i discovered these white bugs on one of my sunflowers today. There are tons of them ALL OVER IT! as you can see in the pic. Also the ants are on there too probably after the sappy stuff the bugs leave behind. I got rid of the plant. Just pulled it out and chucked it before it could spread to any other plants. What i want to know is what type of bugs these are? I think they may be a kind of mealy bug or whitefly nymph? In the sunlight they look white but in the closeup you can see they are a clearish white colour with 4 sort of darker dots on their body. These dots are what confuses me because normal mealybugs dont usually have them? What do you think they are?